Monday, July 21, 2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014
After Amy and Logan returned from 3 days of this:
many or who….but for sure, cousin Kaidy.
shampoo commercial? I think she'd get the job. Shhh don't tell her.
with no break in between all these trips.
Their very last year of EFY!
PS Thank you Kylie for all the pictures. :)
Thursday, July 17, 2014
or a Kennington. Katie and I decided tonight that with such
dominate features on both sides of that family, it will be either or.
Congratulations Katie and Jake. I can hardly wait to see your son.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
So we are trying to replace our freezer in the garage. We figure the
newer models are more efficient, etc. So we go to Sears last night
and Den immediately found one he liked.
I told the salesman the only problem is I wish it had more
removable shelves on the door.
He said, "That is no problem at all."
"Oh, you mean you can give us a few more?"
"Sure. After you get the freezer delivered just call our service
department and tell them one or two of the shelves broke and they
will send you more."
I know my mouth sort of dropped as I was thinking of what to say
next. Den pipes up, "We're not going to lie." and then I added, "I
couldn't sleep at night if we did something like that."
And you know what the sales man did at that point? Nothing! He
just went on talking about something else.
From that moment on I didn't believe a word he told us about
anything. We said we would think about the freezer, and left.
We came home and found that exact freezer on line from Sears for
$68. cheaper, plus free delivery. We don't need that salesman
Monday, July 14, 2014
weekend, in Vancouver, Washington! About 15 minutes away
from McKay and McKenna.
mother and he came all the way from Texas to help
Karen and Tyler paint and move into their home.
(I even heard he pulled a couple all-nighters!)
videos since we are a million miles away in California.
My thanks also to Karen's mom
who is there helping with everything.
I am so so grateful she is there.
Many people Karen and Tyler never even met, arrived on the scene
to help. They were from their new ward at church. Working all
together, they all unloaded that truck in less than 15 minutes!
that the church is there waiting for them. Ready made friends
where ever they move to, where ever they go.
Friday, July 11, 2014
Téa felt lost and alone without her Jonas last night, (he was visiting a friend) ..so, I put her in bed with
me. I wasn't ready to go to sleep as early so I started going through the May's issue of Reader's Digest
which has been right by my bed….since April.
After reading a few articles, I found a golden one! I wish I had read this when my kids were little and
especially when they were in grade school. For one thing, I'd never thought before that when you ask
kids how school was that day, they really don't know. Or that our friends don't know how they are
This article is too good not to include it all.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
able to find one. This book isn't a bio on him either. But instead, it's a book about a friendship between
Fred Rogers and this man he met while being interviewed one day.
and love about Fred Rogers:
He felt that with all their suffering they were surely very close to God.
it probably allows one to understand all others who are wounded.
to photograph people he had met for the first time.
Emmy Awards were stacked haphazardly a top a filing cabinet like neglected book ends.
"Every day is a gift to each one us us…no matter what our present prognosis happens to be."
And whenever my grandkids spend the night, they usually request falling off to sleep listening
to Mister Rogers sing…..just as McKay and Tyler use to do when they were little.
I can't imagine a sweeter and more gentle man.
Sunday, July 6, 2014
What were we thinking going shopping on the 4th! It was like a ghost town on the streets. If you ever
Black Friday and the stores were near vacant then, too!)
McKenna with Scarlett and Grant in Vancouver, Washington
Pretty little Miss Scarlett.
His parents spent most of the day packing.
We didn't see Brock and Erin's family until the 5th…
When Princess Violet was grieving that her "glass slipper"no longer fit!
She was SO upset about that.
Cami was just happy to drift into dreamland.
I think holidays were designed for that purpose.
Just a few moments ago another picture came through!
I can only imagine what it's like being there on the 4th!
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Last night as we were sitting chatting with my Dad and Susan,
suddenly Dad asks me, "Did you hear about the salesman coming
to the door?" I immediately thought, oh no, here it comes. I
always worry about "salesmen" knocking at the door.
He says a little girl (I think he said she was about 5) came to the door and the
salesman standing there asked if there was anyone else there. She
said her brother was home, so the Salesman asked if she would go
get her brother.
The little girl came back and said, "My brother can't come. I
can't get him out of his crib."
All these years, my Dad can still get me. I didn't see this one
coming…When will I learn? Apparently never.
Monday, June 30, 2014
Téa was sick the entire time.
I asked if he would bring 1 or 2 popsicles for his fevery daughter.
He brought 27. That's what Dads do.
made dinner. I mentioned to her that her Dad called to ask how she
was doing. She rolled her eyes and sighed, "My Dad is paranoid.
He even checks on us when we're sleeping!"
I'm glad to know my baton has been passed.)
Meanwhile the twins are playing with Tyler's old Star Wars figures for
only breaking for dinner. Then I will package them back up, and save them for Tyler and Karen's boys.
Did you use to babysit him?